Irish Documentary DP

Matt Sullivan

Working across various types of formats which include news/documentary, outside broadcast, live studio shows and corporate productions

MATT Sullivan Documentary DP

Irish Documentary Director Of Photography

I am a Documentary DP based in Cork, Ireland. I specialise in high end documentaries and strive to bring a commercial grade cinematic aesthetic to my images.

I have over 15 years’ experience working domestically and internationally for both public broadcasters and independent production houses. 

I am also an experienced location editor and sound recordist who frequently operates as a one man band when required. I am comfortable shooting solo or as part of a full production crew.

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Featured Works

NGO - Charity

Filming and location editing in Rwanda, Africa for Irish NGO, Bóthar. This international charity provides the gift of livestock as a means of long-term development aid. My brief was to film and edit short character driven profiles of the people and communities that benefit from the charity, including those that suffered as a result of the Rwandan genocide of the 90’s. Working with international charity organisations over the years has been a highlight of my career. 

Government Organisations

Over the years I have helped many government organisations share their mission statements with the greater public audience, documenting the important role of the defence forces and emergency response units just to name a few.  I have filmed on land, on sea and in the air. It’s always an adventure!

Heritage & Cultural Projects

Collaborating with heritage organisations at a local and national level. As a history enthusiast I am drawn to projects that explore past events and persons of interest, through expert analysis, interview and re-enactment. As well as developing my own historical documentaries I regularly work as a Director Of Photography on a range of heritage and cultural projects

TV Broadcasters

I have worked on a range of both live and pre recorded events filming for broadcasters both domestically and internationally. I have covered news, sports and current affairs as a cameraman and location editor, including a Winter and Summer Olympics for the Olympic Broadcasting Services.


Director of Photography Services

 I am a Director of Photography who can manage a range of video productions from the pre-production phase straight through to final edit and delivery. I have filmed and documented  an array of diverse content and have collaborated with clients in all walks of life. 

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International location filming

Historical feature documentary for Sharjah TV, United Arab Emirates 2020. Director Of Photography. I am well travelled and savour the opportunity to film abroad. My experiences have seen me filming in Africa, Asia, The Middle East and Europe. 

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Filming live events

Princess Grace Humanitarian Award at the Ireland Fund of Monaco 2015, Cameraman and editor of promotional material and video news releases on social media. I have a wealth of experience at red carpet and global events. 

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Specialist Productions

Attached to the Irish Army Corp of Engineers, tactical training at the Curragh Camp Kildare. Internal video for the Irish Defence Forces. I am an adventurer at heart, I relish a physical challenge and embrace working with the military and peace keeping organisations. 

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Sports Events

London Olympics 2012, shoot/edit short form documentaries for the Olympic Broadcasting Services. I have always been a sports fan and have covered a variety of domestic and international sporting events. I am an experienced shooter/editor for fast turn around content. 

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Documentary Editing

On location editing services for fast turn around content. Full post production services available for longer form projects. 

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Current Affairs

I have a keen interest in global politics and foreign policy. I have worked for many news agencies over the years including Al Jazeera bureau based in Doha Qatar. I regularly provide shoot/edit services for all domestic news and current affairs broadcasters in Ireland.